Irene Cara, ’80s pop star behind ‘Fame’ and ‘Flashdance’ theme songs, dies at 63 | CNN

CNN  —  Actress and singer Irene Cara, an Oscar and Grammy winner best known for the…

BTS singer Jin set to begin South Korea military service, source says | CNN

Seoul, South Korea CNN  —  K-pop superstar Jin will begin his mandatory military service next month,…

Keke Palmer says Amy Schumer is helping her prep for ‘SNL’ hosting duties | CNN

CNN  —  Keke Palmer is set to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on…

Finding a star for ‘Wednesday’ who embodies ‘Family’ values with her own kooky twist | CNN

CNN  —  There was a lot riding on the casting choice for the titular character of…

‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu pushes back on Quentin Tarantino’s anti-Marvel comments | CNN

CNN  —  Quentin Tarantino has made it clear that Marvel movies are not his cup of…

James Cameron almost didn’t choose Leonardo DiCaprio or Kate Winslet to star in ‘Titanic’ | CNN

CNN  —  James Cameron is sharing some surprising details from the making of his blockbuster hit…

Two Iranian actresses arrested as authorities ramp up crackdown on anti-regime protesters | CNN

CNN  —  Two well-known Iranian actresses have been arrested by security forces after they showed support…

Nicki Aycox, ‘Supernatural’ actress, has died at age 47 | CNN

CNN  —  Nicki Aycox, who played Meg Masters on the CW series “Supernatural,” died last week,…

Tosca Musk, Elon’s sister, has a business venture of her own — and it’s all about romance and female sexuality | CNN

Atlanta, Georgia CNN  —  Tosca Musk strides onto the red carpet at a Regal Cinemas, statuesque…

Awards favorite Brendan Fraser says he won’t be attending the Golden Globes | CNN

CNN  —  Brendan Fraser, who has garnered considerable awards buzz for his starring turn in next…

John Aniston, ‘Days of Our Lives’ actor and Jennifer Aniston’s father, dead at 89 | CNN

CNN  —  John Aniston, a veteran actor known for his work on the daytime drama “Days…

Kevin Conroy, longtime voice of animated Batman, dies at 66 | CNN

CNN  —  Kevin Conroy, the man behind the gravelly bass voice of Batman and who popularized…

Jason Momoa wasn’t able to take his pet pig to the ‘Slumberland’ premiere — so he improvised | CNN

CNN  —  Jason Momoa’s real-life pet pig didn’t end up making it to the premiere of…

Actor Ryan Reynolds interested in buying NHL’s Ottawa Senators | CNN

CNN  —  Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds is interested in buying the Ottawa Senators of the National…

Michael Imperioli recalls the ‘Goodfellas’ scene that sent him to the hospital | CNN

CNN  —  Michael Imperioli sat down with CNN’s Chris Wallace to discuss the iconic actors he…

‘The Surreal Life’ reboot brings together another wild group of celebrity roommates | CNN

A version of this story appeared in Pop Life Chronicles, CNN’s weekly entertainment newsletter. To get…

These are the women expected to testify against Harvey Weinstein at his second sexual assault trial | CNN

CNN  —  Reporting five years ago on Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse spurred women to speak…

Eric McCormack and others remember Leslie Jordan: ‘The funniest and flirtiest southern gent I’ve ever known’ | CNN

CNN  —  The unexpected passing of television star and social media darling Leslie Jordan has spurred…

Leslie Jordan, beloved actor and social media star, dead at 67 | CNN

CNN  —  Leslie Jordan, beloved comedian and actor known for his work on “Will and Grace,”…

Jury finds Kevin Spacey not liable for battery | CNN

CNN  —  In a victory for Kevin Spacey, a New York jury on Thursday afternoon found…